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Topic: Metaphors in Egg and I

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Last Reply: Jun 29, 2012 5:31 PM
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Jun 21, 2012, 4:47 PM
Hello everyone, doing research concerning poetics in Betty MacDonald´s work, I would like to ask anyone who could help me with the identification of special types/kinds of metaphors in Betty MacDonald´s book "Egg and I". How to recognize which type of metaphors can be found in the text?
Thank you in advance for any appropriate coments.
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Jun 28, 2012, 10:49 AM
Great topic! Site's members surely have the knowledge. One hops this is an impetus for a critical re-read by many. Good luck!
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Jun 29, 2012, 5:31 PM
Alexx, I am away from home and have no access to the books, but I happened to remember a metaphor which Betty's family used, and which I have adopted as well: toecovers. Someone showed me one today and that's what made me remember your question. It's a knitted jacket for an apple. You put your apple in it, it buttons at the top, and it keeps the apple from getting banged around in your lunchbox. Homemade gifts with small applications are toecovers.
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